Sunday 18 November 2018

November 5th - XXV Sunday after Pentecost

The twenty-fourth Sunday after Pentecost is of semi-double rite. This year it is the second Sunday of November and Sunday within the Octave of All Saints. The liturgical colour is white. In the Office and Mass texts from the twenty-third Sunday after Pentecost are combined with those appointed for the fourth Sunday after the Epiphany. The Gospel pericopes from St. Matthew's Gospel contain the text of the LORD calming the storm at sea.

At Vespers yesterday afternoon the antiphons, not doubled, and psalms of Vespers for All Saints were sung (Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 116). From the chapter the Office was of the Sunday. The Office hymn was O lux beata Trinitas. The antiphon on the Magnificat was Aspice Dominum for the Saturday before the second Sunday of November. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of the Octave was sung. The Suffrages were omitted due to the Octave as were the Dominical preces at Compline.

At Mattins the invitatory is Adoremus Dominum and the Office hymn Primo dierum omnium. In the first nocturn (Pss. 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 & 14) the lessons are a continuation of the twenty-first chapter of the Prophet Ezechiel. The first and second lessons are identical to those found in the post-Clementine editions of the Breviary. However the third lesson is longer containing in gall of the fifteeth verse and subsequent texts to the end of the seventeenth verse: In omnibus portis... to ... ego Dominus locutus sum. In the second nocturn (Pss. 15, 16 & 17) the lessons are from the writings of St. Jerome on Ezechiel. These lessons are the same as those found in later editions. In the third nocturn (Pss. 18, 19 & 20) the homily is again from St. Jerome on St. Matthew's Gospel. These lessons are the same as in the modern books. The Te Deum is sung.

At Lauds the Sunday psalms (Pss. 92, 99, 62-66, Benedicite 148-49-150) are sung. The antiphon on the Benedictus is Simile est etc. After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of the Octave is sung. The Suffrages are omitted.

At Prime (Pss. 53, 117, 118i & 118ii) Quicumque is sung but the Dominical preces are omitted being within an Octave.

Mass is sung after Terce. The introit is Dicit Dominus etc Gloria is sung, the second collect is of the Octave. There is no the third collect being within an Octave. The Credo is sung and the Common Preface is sung.

Vespers are of the Sunday (Pss. 109, 110, 111, 112 & 113). After the collect of the Sunday a commemoration of the Octave (from second Vespers of the feast) is sung. The Suffrages are omitted as are the Dominical preces at Compline.

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